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Remembered Today:

First Day of the Somme - 16th Bn Middlesex


Neil Mackenzie

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I understand that the Battalion were in the Cripps Cut and Cardiff Street trenches on the morning of 1st July 1916.

 

Does anyone have a trench map or co-ordinates showing where those were located?

 

Many thanks

 

Neil

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8 minutes ago, Neil Mackenzie said:

I understand that the Battalion were in the Cripps Cut and Cardiff Street trenches on the morning of 1st July 1916.

 

Does anyone have a trench map or co-ordinates showing where those were located?

 

Many thanks

 

Neil

Have a look on McMaster

https://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww1/ndx5to40.htm

Results for search Cardiff Street

Trench Name Nearest Place Map Sheet Number Map Squares
Cardiff Street Beaumont 57dSE1 Q 10 a
Cardiff Street Beaumont 57dSE2 Q 10 a
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Funny, I was checking Rat's Alley but at a bit slower pace than Jon!  Rat's Alley has no Cripps Cut but has Cardiff Street but no named trenches from National Library of Scotland.

 

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Here at the top of the image is Cripp's Cut from McMaster University right so full points to Jon!  It's a 28/4/1916 map.

 

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Many thanks - great map

 

I use the National Library of Scotland maps but, as you say, no British trench names for the period in question.

 

Neil

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